Lang's crag lizard

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Lang's crag lizard
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Pseudocordylus
Species: P. langi
Binomial name
Pseudocordylus langi
Loveridge, 1944

Lang's crag lizard or Lang's girdled lizard (Pseudocordylus langi ) is a species of African lizard in the family Cordylidae.[1]


The specific name, langi, is in honor of German taxidermist Herbert Lang.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

P. langi is found in Lesotho and South Africa where it is restricted to the summit of the Drakensberg above 2,600 m (8,500 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Pseudocordylus langi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Pseudocordylus langi, p. 150).

Further reading[edit]

  • Branch, Bill. 2004. Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Pseudocordylus langi, p. 206).
  • Loveridge A. 1944. Revision of the African Lizards of the Family Cordylidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard 95 (1): 1-118. (Pseudocordylus langi, new species, pp. 73–74).